Tuesday

Happy Growing Pigs

     Check out how well the pigs cleared "quack grass city" in only a week and a half.  It's not perfect, but now I think I can get the roto-tiller in there.  It will all get turned under to help keep the smell under control.  In the middle I am planting some giant pumpkins.  If the manure doesn't burn them out, the pumpkin leaves will keep it shaded and weeds held down for this year.



"Gordo" is running around, playing like a dog.

     This last Sunday three of our guys just picked up the pen, and moved it to the next section of land to clear.  The pigs never got scared, just thrilled when all of a sudden green grass showed up :-).  It's taken them only 2 days to root it up like you see now.  I think they figured out what their "job" is!  The old dog kennel is working out great for now.  So is the old dog igloo for a shed.  They love it.  Rick is already building a lean-to for when they are too big for this.  We fit the old 50 gallon waterer that we had, with a pig watering spout, works like a charm.  We just have to get it up on some bricks so they don't keep pushing dirt up into it. Notice the fly trap is already in place, but it's been so cold, there really aren't any flies yet!!  Huh, blessing in disguise!
     Tonight for supper they had warm fish egg, fish spine, fish head and rice goolosh.  They were so full they couldn't eat another bite.  Then they started playing tag with each other.  They seemed awful happy to me :-)

.....dr momi




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14 comments:

texwisgirl said...

love your hog roto-tillers. great way to make everyone happy. :)

Dicky Bird said...

They are doing a great job. Hey, I think we are neighbors. I live in Ringle. I noticed on a previous post you mentioned Keshena. :)

Dr. Momi said...

Dicky Bird -- I know where Ringle is --- well I see the sign on the way to Wausau :-)I'm just outside of Shawano.

texwisgirl -- hog roto-tillers, I like that :-)

Mama Pea said...

Well, gosh. Why shouldn't they be happy piggies? Being raised with the care you're giving them, they are going to give you some awesome pork!!

Leigh said...

Wow, I didn't realize pigs were that good. What a great way to pre-till.

Dr. Momi said...

Leigh -- I had no idea they would be this good at it either! I am more than thrilled at how well it is working.

Mama Pea -- There's been a lot of talk around here about "bacon" and "ham". Sure will be nice to know what feed went into them!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Good to see them working like they are supposed to...can't call these 2 lazy pigs :)

Blessings Kelsie

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

What fun! Happy little piggies indeed! Are you keeping them for fun, food or show? Thanks for sharing your post on farmgirl friday!
Deb

Dr. Momi said...

Hi Kelsie -- they are lazy sometimes :-) but, when they "work", they work! They sure do love those roots.

Deborah Jean, they are for food. But, they have work to do first. I'm hoping they clear the field enough to plant grain to grow for my animals next year. So far it's working just as I planned!

Alice said...

If you are going to be a farmer you better now the language a little better. You raise pigs you don't grow them. LOL!

dogsmom said...

I am not familiar with Ringle but I know Keshena and Shawano. I bet we share a weatherman! (Fox 11)

Interesting post. I'll have to read more. I'm trying to persuade someone else that we could use a few more animals. (I have a lot of Igloos.)

Dr. Momi said...

Alice -- Happy Raising Pigs just doesn't sound right lol :-)

Dr. Momi said...

dogsmom --- Yes we do share the same weatherman!

Erin R. said...

Cute! I can't wait til the kids get home so I can show them your pigs. Thanks for sharing.